for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. kucinich: let me tell you about a bright high-spirited woman who sacrificed for her family and her nation. instead of going to college, she helped the war effort working in manufacturing during the day and singing for the u.s.o. at night. she met a young marine combat veteran, fell in love, married, nursed her war-injured husband back to health and had a family. she and her husband never owned a home. the family was forced to move from place to place. in the first 20 years of their marriage, the family lived in 21 different places, including a couple of cars. despite her own economic hardship and illnesses, she taught her kids to read in preschool years, taught her children to love god, to be strong of heart, always to be grateful, to be kind, honest, respect others and never to quit. her name was virginia, and she was my mother, and today would have been her 85th birthday. happy birthday, mom.